Well, the last week of July has come and gone...this is typically the week when I get my classroom all setup so I can relax a bit for the coming weeks (you know...the calm before the storm).
And honestly, I tried.
I spent four days there.
And I have made progress.
But I am far from done.
I seem to be moving slower than usual.
I blame the shoulder surgery recovery. :(
Anyway, that means I do have some fun pictures for you this week.
So let's get started!
|I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs again!|
Dear Mr. Maintenance Man...thank you for the new ceiling tiles. They look awesome, however, this is what I call a half-job in my house and/or classroom. :-(
I have no idea what all these cords and wires are, but I guess I get to figure it out. #Annoyed
So my slow progress also had to do with our new reading curriculum. It took me a whole day to purge my old files and organize my new materials. I was so excited the big, awkward cards actually fit in my filing system though!
If you follow us on Facebook, you know I shared this post from Kristen with Easy Teaching Tools. It inspired me to make these copy clips. #Genius #SaveTheStickyNotes
I'll makes some with numbers needed after final enrollment, but for the most part this is done. #TeacherTimeSaver
Remember the post about my teaching failures? Some of my mistakes were due to jumping into things.
Well, Whole Brain Teaching is something that I have eased into and feel pretty confident that it fits my teaching style. I have incorporated parts of WBT into my teaching for the last few years.
This year, I'm using the Super Improver Wall for the very first time. Here's how it turned out:
|Yes, right now I'm only planning on 14 students. With one class per grade level, my class sizes fluctuate from year to year. The most I've had is 23. If I don't get any new kiddos, this will be my smallest class. It is nice, but makes me worried for our little K-2 building... Remember if you want the editable name cards free, you can grab them in our TPT store.|
|WBT Power Pix Grids|
As I browsed the WBT website for more information on the Super Improver Wall and Genius Ladder (the two things I knew I wanted to add this year), I stumbled onto Power Pix.
If you are a WBTer, you're probably thinking, "Duh!"
I had no idea!
WBT has done all the work of coming up with actions for you. Seriously.
Check out their website if you are interested.
Now, I'm trying to convince myself that I do NOT need to go to the classroom on a Saturday in the summer.
I do NOT need to go.
I do NOT need to go.